Automation Specialist – Odessa, TX

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Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: 2018-01-15

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 Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.


Provide testing, repairs, and routine servicing on equipment in the shop and the field.  In addition, help generate business to increase revenues through sales of Weatherford products and services.


Read and understand electrical drawings.

Knowledge and operation of a multi-meter for voltage, current and resistance measurement.

Configure simple (RTU/PLC) devices to interface with a broad of devices, both analog and digital for monitoring and controls.

Diagnose and trouble shoot electro/pneumatic systems.

Plan, permit, and schedule the installation of projects.  [Level 3, 4]

Execute installation, documentation and maintenance of projects.

Perform calibration on devices such as levels, pressures, temperatures and flow measurement.

Determine the proper measurement device according to the application and process conditions.  [Level 3, 4]

Understand wireless communication, design and interfacing with pre-existing network infrastructure.  [Level 3, 4]

Provide insight and direction based on experience to make improvements, repairs or amendments to new and existing systems for the control, monitoring, emergency/safety shut-down.  [Level 3, 4]

Must use computer proficiency to interface and configure a wide variety of third party electronic devices.

Solve technical problems without external guidance or support.

Solve advanced technical problems without external guidance or support under tight deadlines.  [Level 3, 4]

Able to work alone, in remote locations with little to no supervision or assistance.

Represent as a field contact for the customer, interacts with the customer with integrity, and with a professional appearance and attitude - develop and maintain customer relations.

Know and understand Weatherford’s Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical.

Must understand and comply with all Weatherford policies and safety rules.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.

Commitment to work hours required to complete projects on-time.

Requires travel.


 1+ years related Automation experience

Broad knowledge of ALS equipment, process’s and services

Strong mechanical aptitude

Self-motivator, self-starter

Must have the ability to work well around others in close quarters

Good written and verbal communication skills

Basic Computer Skills

Oil Field related experience

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations

Valid Driver’s License


 Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.